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4th in the Falls

Date(s):Jul 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

4th in the Falls, presented by the City of Wichita Falls, is excited to announce the Live Concert lineup for this year’s celebration. This year’s Independence Day Celebration will take place on Wednesday, July 4th at MPEC.

The Live Concert is FREE to the public and will take place on the North side of the Kay Yeager Coliseum. People are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the concert. Family friendly activities will also be taking place inside the Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall from 4:00pm-9:30pm. Food and Beverages available for purchase from food trucks and local vendors. No coolers allowed on property, this is a smoke-free family event. Fireworks display to commence approximately 9:30pm.

Opening act Hanna Belle Lecter will take the outdoor stage at 4:30pm. Hannah Belle Lecter, born from a combination of talent from the local music and theatre scenes, plays creative covers of songs you know from multiple genres spanning the last 5 decades. High caliber musicianship combines with the powerhouse vocals of Hannah Smith and layered harmonies for unique arrangements of familiar tunes.

Next on the stage will be AA Bottom at 6:00pm. A.A. Bottom has enjoyed public success since 1989. During that time they have opened and closed many venues. When it came time for Johnny Cooper to develop his career, he asked A.A. Bottom to help him speed that along. Along side of 3 cd releases, hardcore Texas touring, and 1000’s of shows, A.A. Bottom toured with Johnny for 3-1/2 yrs and co-wrote and released two cd’s with him. A.A. Bottom has been a public fave for years, and has a deep seeded investment in the area music scene. It’s a mix of good driving Classic Rock and Feelin’ Good. Don’t Miss ‘Em!!!

Headliner for the evening at 8:00pm is Sean McConnell.

Although his self-titled new Rounder album will serve as his introduction to many listeners, the personable young artist is actually a seasoned, distinctive songwriter and an experienced performer with a quartet of D.I.Y. indie releases to his credit. Having built a substantial grass-roots fan base through tireless touring and old-fashioned hard work, McConnell is primed for a mainstream breakthrough. Having spent much of his life honing his craft and paying his dues, Sean McConnell is eager to launch the next chapter of his career. “From a very young age, I just knew that I was gonna spend my life making music,” Sean McConnell states. “I never really questioned it, so I just forged ahead and didn’t let anything stop me.”

Since releasing his first album at 15, he has toured

relentlessly, playing everywhere from Harvard Square coffeehouses to Texas hole in the walls. A loyal fanbase thousands deep has long-since discovered the devoted road dog whose voice quiets boisterous bar rooms easily, and with soulful

dignity.